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Vivaldi: Ottone In Villa / Hickox, Argento, Gritton, Et Al


Release Date: 03/17/1998 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 614   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Nancy ArgentaMonica GroopSophie DanemanSusan Gritton,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Musicum 90
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 25 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
BBC Music (4/98, p.71) - Performance: 4 (out of 5), Sound: 4 (out of 5) - "...If Collegium Musicum 90 plays with a brisk efficiency that can seem a touch unyielding, the singing is mostly a delight. Susan Gritton, as the willful Cleonilla, is excellent, as is Nancy Argenta's Caio, who is given the most striking arias..."
REVIEWS:
BBC Music (4/98, p.71) - Performance: 4 (out of 5), Sound: 4 (out of 5) - "...If Collegium Musicum 90 plays with a brisk efficiency that can seem a touch unyielding, the singing is mostly a delight. Susan Gritton, as the willful Cleonilla, is excellent, as is Nancy Argenta's Caio, who is given the most striking arias..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Ottone in Villa, RV 729 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Monica Groop (Soprano), Sophie Daneman (Mezzo Soprano),
Susan Gritton (Soprano), Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Musicum 90
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Venice, Italy 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Sinfonia: Allegro - Larghetto - [Allegro]
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Nacqui a gran sorte ... (I was born to greatness ... ) (Cleonilla) - Aria: Quanto m'alletta (How alluring) (Cleonilla)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Caio ... (Caio ... ) (Cleonilla, Caio) - Aria: Sole degl'occhi miei (Light of my eyes) (Caio) - Recitative: Ma Cesare qui vien ... (But here comes Caesar ... ) (Caio, Cleonilla)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Cleonilla, a te ne vengo ... (Cleonilla, I come to you ... ) (Ottone, Cleonilla, Caio) - Aria: Caro bene (Beloved) (Cleonilla)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Piu fido amante, e chi miro giammai? ... (Has there ever been a truer lover? ... ) (Ottone, Caio) - Aria: Par tormento, ed e piacer (It seems a torment yet is a pleasure) (Ottone)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Quanto di donna amante ... (Just how cunnning a mistress can be ... ) (Caio, Tullia) - Aria: Chi seguir vuol la costanza (He who insists on being constant) (Caio)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act I Scene 6: Recitative: Ah! Traditor t'intendo ... (Ah! Traitor, I know what's in your mind ... ) (Tullia) - Aria: Con l'amor di donna amante (My love, being that of a loving woman) (Tullia)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act I Scene 7: Recitative: Quanto m'alletti, o cara ... (How I love, my dearest ... ) (Ottone, Cleonilla, Decio) - Aria: Frema pur, si lagni Roma (Let Rome fret and fume) (Ottone)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act I Scene 8: Recitative: Grande ho, Decio, il desio ... (I am extremely curious to know, Decio ... ) (Cleonilla, Decio, Tullia) - Aria: Il tuo pensiero e lusinghiero (You are living in a fool's paradise) (Decio)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act I Scene 9: Recitative: Porgimi il manto, caro ... (Hand me my robe, dear boy ... ) (Cleonilla, Tullia) - Aria: Che fe, che amor (I swear that faith, that love) (Cleonilla)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act I Scene 10: Recitative: E Caio aborriro per fin ch'io viva? ... (Hold Caio in abhorrence for as long as I live? ... ) (Caio, Tullia) - Aria: Si, si, deggio partir (Yes, yes, I must be off) (Tullia)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act I Scene 11: Recitative: E Caio aborriro per fin ch'io viva? ... (Hold Caio in abhorrence for as long as I live? ... ) (Caio) - Aria: Gelosia (Jealousy) (Caio)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act II Scene 1: Recitative: Spinto Signor son' io ... (I am urged, my lord ... ) (Decio, Ottone) - Aria: Come l'onda (Like a wave) (Ottone)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act II Scene 2: Recitative: A Cesare tradito io dir non volli ... (I decided not to tell the deceived Caesar ... ) (Deccio, Caio) - Aria: Che giova it trono al Re (What good is his throne to a king) (Decio)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act II Scene 3: Recitative: Parli Decio che vuol ... (Decio can say what he likes ... ) (Caio, Tullia) - Aria: L'ombre, l'aure, e ancora il rio (The shadows, the breezes, and even the stream) (Caio, Tullia)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act II Scene 4: Recitative: Qual duolo, o Caio, frenetico ti rende? ... (What grief, O Caio, has provoked this frenzy? ... ) (Tullia, Caio) - Aria: Su gl'occhi del tuo ben (To your beloved) (Caio)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act II Scene 5: Recitative: Disperato e l'infido ... (The deceiver is desperate ... ) (Tullia) - Aria: Due tiranni ho nel mio cor[e] (Two tyrants have I in my heart) (Tullia)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act II Scene 6: Recitative: Felice e il volto mio ... (My face looks happy ... ) (Cleonilla, Caio) - Aria: Leggi almeno, tiranna infedele (Read at least, O faithless tyrant) (Caio)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act II Scene 7: Recitative: Che mai scrisse qui Caio? ... (Whatever has Caio written here? ... ) (Cleonilla, Ottone) - Aria: Tu vedrai (You shall see) (Cleonilla)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act II Scene 8: Recitative: Cesare, io gia prevedo ... (Caesar, I foresee ... ) (Decio, Ottone, Cleonilla) - Aria: Povera fedelta (Poor constancy) (Cleonilla)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act II Scene 9: Recitative: Ah Decio, i tuio ricordi ... (Ah Decio, your report ... ) (Ottone, Decio) - Aria: Ben talor favella il Cielo (Very often heaven speaks) (Decio)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act II Scene 10: Recitative: Oh! qual error fec'io ... (Oh, how mistaken I was ... ) (Ottone, Caio) - Aria: Compatisco il tuo fiero tormento (I sympathise with your great grief) (Ottone)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act II Scene 11: Recitative: Quanto Cleonilla e scaltra ... (How shrewd Cleonilla is! ... ) (Caio) - Aria: Io sembro appunto (I am just) (Caio)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act II Scene 12: Recitative: Ah, che non vuol sentirmi il traditore ... (Ah, the deceiver will not listen to me ... ) (Tullia) - Aria: Misero spirto mio (My suffering spirit) (Tullia)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act III Scene 1: Recitative: Signor ... (My lord ... ) (Decio, Ottone) - Aria: Tutto sprezzo, e trono, e impero (I care for nothing, not my throne nor empire) (Ottone)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act III Scene 2: Recitative: Gia di Ottone preveggo ... (I foresee Ottone's ... ) (Decio) - Aria: L'esser amante (To be a lover) (Decio)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act III Scene 3: Recitative: Cerchi in van ch'io t'ascolti ... (I am deaf to your pleas ... ) (Cleonilla, Caio) - Aria: No, per te non ho piu amor, no (No, I no longer love you, no) (Cleonilla)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act III Scene 4: Recitative: Cleonilla ... (Cleonilla ... ) (Tullia, Caio, Cleonilla) - Aria: Guarda in quest'occhi (Look into my eyes, and hear) (Caio)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act III Scene 5: Recitative: Quant'ha di vago Amor nel suo gran regno ... (All the charms that Love possesses ... ) (Cleonilla, Tullia) - Aria: Che bel contento (What sweet contentment) (Tullia)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act III Scene 6: Recitative: Piu soffrir non poss'io ... (I can bear this no longer ... ) (Caio, Cleonilla, Tullia)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act III Final Scene: Recitative: Caio infierito ... (Caio in a rage ... ) (Ottone, Decio, Cleonilla, Caio, Tullia)
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Act III Final Scene: Grande e il contento (Great and heartfelt) (Chorus)

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